Power returning to thousands in Portland metro area

Multnomah County

High winds felled power lines in the region

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Most of the thousands of people who lost power after heavy rain and winds knocked down trees and damaged power lines Saturday morning across the metro area have gotten their electricity back, according to Portland General Electric.

PGE’s outage detection map showed the largest single power outage occurred around 7:09 a.m. near the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood.

As of 9:20 p.m., PGE reported 1078 customers were without power. However Clark County PUD had no reported outages as of 6 p.m.

PGE Power Outages
Pacific Power Outages
Clark County PUD Outages

The thousands of PGE customers affected were spread throughout the entire Portland metro area. Outages were mostly caused by high winds knocking down power lines.

Outages and power restorations are changing by the minute. PGE’s outage detection map updates data for the metro area every 10 minutes.

The outages struck amid a morning of heavy rain and winds. KOIN 6 meteorologists forecasted stormy weather to impact the metro area heaviest Saturday morning and then taper off in the afternoon.

KOIN 6 News will update this article as information changes and becomes available.

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